Community Foundations are charitable bodies based throughout the UK that support local projects on a range of issues, such as poverty alleviation, emergency crisis response, youth engagement and community cohesion. Each Community Foundation has an in depth understanding of their local area, what the priority needs are and how best to address these issues. As a local organisation working to support your community, you can apply to the Community Foundation in your area to help fund the work you are doing. They usually offer small grants of up to £5,000, but sometimes more. Some also have specialist grant streams, such as ones focused on increasing green spaces or reducing knife crime.

To find your closest Community Foundation and find out how to apply for a grant visit :www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/our-network.